ACTED Communique on the Assassination of David Haines
September 14 2014 - ACTED aid agency is deeply appalled and horrified by the assassination of David Haines. ACTED strongly condemns with the utmost of force these crimes.
In this tragic moment, our thoughts are with his family, friends and loved ones. All of the ACTED team empathise and share their pain.
David was a new member of the ACTED team supporting the emergency humanitarian response for the displaced Syrian people in Atmeh camp near to the Turkish border.
David was appreciated by the ACTED team and all those around him, notably for his generosity, commitment, and his professionalism. Since his abduction, David has constantly been at the forefront of our minds and efforts. David will remain in the hearts and minds of everyone in ACTED.
The horrible assassination of David, an aid worker, goes against all humanitarian principles and is a crime against humanity. It will not detract us from our commitment to alleviate populations' suffering.
The perpetrators of this barbaric crime should be brought to justice.